The Aptera Solar EV Looks Ready For Production In New Videos

Aptera has mostly been quiet for the last few months, but the company recently received its first production body, which was shipped from Italy, where it is manufactured by the CPC Group.

This means that while production has not yet started, the company’s unique three-wheeled solar electric vehicle is one step closer to entering production and fulfilling some of its over 40,000 reservations—first customer deliveries were postponed until 2024, but we wouldn’t be surprised if they got pushed back again due to lack of capital.

The company’s California headquarters was recently visited by Wouter Remmerie, the founder of AirShaper, the aerodynamic simulation and analysis tool that essentially acts as a virtual wind tunnel. This tool was used to refine the Aptera three-wheeler’s shape to make it as slippery as possible without having to use an actual wind tunnel—this is considerably cheaper and quicker, and you can only run the finished design through the wind tunnel for validation.

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Aptera says it’s still on track for production

Even though the company has been pretty quiet for the last year, Aptera is still committed to putting its solar EV into production, which is still slated to commence by the end of 2024.

AirShaper posted a video on its YouTube channel that features a walkaround of one of the working prototypes, with comments from Aptera CEO and co-founder Chris Anthony.

The Aptera boss explains the three-wheeler’s body was designed more like a helicopter or airplane fuselage than a traditional car, which is why it has such a low coefficient of drag estimated to be somewhere between 0.13 and 0.15. For reference, the most aerodynamic production car, the Mercedes-Benz EQS, has a drag coefficient of 0.202, and the Volkswagen XL1 streamliner just dips under the 0.20 mark.

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They also take the Aptera prototype for a quick spin with Wouter at the wheel and highlight some of its driving characteristics. He is impressed by how flat and sporty the vehicle feels through the corners, as well as how finished it looks and feels inside. The company representative who joins Wouter for the ride says he’s driven the prototype so long that he would gladly use it as his daily driver, although he would like it to have air conditioning.

If you want to get an even closer look at the Aptera prototype, The Topher posted a POV walkaround video where he also briefly drives the vehicle. He shows the exterior and interior in detail, and we even get to see the cool way Aptera uses the license plate as a cover for the charging port located on the back of the vehicle.

The Aptera Solar EV, a revolutionary vehicle that harnesses the power of the sun to provide energy for its operation, is making waves in the automotive industry with its recent series of production-ready videos. These videos showcase the sleek design, cutting-edge technology, and environmental benefits of the Aptera Solar EV, demonstrating that it is truly ready for mass production.

The Aptera Solar EV is a three-wheeled electric vehicle that boasts a range of up to 1,000 miles on a single charge, thanks to its innovative solar panels that cover the entire surface of the vehicle. These panels are capable of generating enough electricity to power the vehicle for up to 40 miles per day, making it a truly sustainable and eco-friendly transportation option.

In the new videos released by Aptera, viewers can see the vehicle in action, cruising down the road with ease and style. The sleek and aerodynamic design of the Aptera Solar EV not only looks futuristic and eye-catching, but also serves a practical purpose in reducing drag and increasing efficiency. The videos also highlight the spacious interior of the vehicle, which comfortably seats two passengers and provides ample storage space for luggage and other items.

One of the most impressive features of the Aptera Solar EV is its advanced technology, which includes a state-of-the-art infotainment system, advanced driver-assist features, and the ability to receive over-the-air software updates. These features help to make the Aptera Solar EV not only a cutting-edge vehicle, but also a safe and convenient mode of transportation for modern consumers.

With the release of these production-ready videos, it is clear that the Aptera Solar EV is closer than ever to hitting the market. The company has already started taking pre-orders for the vehicle, with production expected to begin in the near future. This is exciting news for those looking for a more sustainable and efficient form of transportation, as the Aptera Solar EV offers a unique and innovative solution to the environmental challenges facing the automotive industry.

Overall, the Aptera Solar EV looks ready for production in the new videos, showcasing its impressive design, technology, and performance capabilities. As the automotive industry continues to evolve towards more sustainable and eco-friendly solutions, the Aptera Solar EV stands out as a promising contender for the future of transportation.